FRCR Part 2B (Oncology) - CO2B

FRCR examination updates

Our examination updates address any changes made to our FRCR examinations:

COVID-19 and RCR examinations

  • If you feel unwell or display COVID-19 symptoms do not attend the examination. 
  • Candidates should follow the social distancing rules and cleaning guidelines for individual venues, in line with government guidance.

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Purpose of assessment

The Final FRCR (Part B) Examination expects candidates to have a wide knowledge of malignant disease and the management of patients with cancer. The main emphasis is on radiotherapy and drug therapy, but a good knowledge of general medicine, surgery and gynaecology is expected. Candidates are examined against the specialty training curriculum for clinical oncology. The Final FRCR Examination purpose of assessment statement details the examination's purpose, the required level of candidate training and the application of results. It is hoped that the statement will assist candidates, and those involved in their training, in understanding the scope of the FRCR examination and with relating the examination to other in-training assessments.

Examination preparation/familiarisation

The Final FRCR (Part B) Examination comprises a clinical and an oral examination. Despite the change in clinical examination delivery, candidates’ revision for both components should remain the same. All responses given to examiners should reflect a non-COVID-19 environment.

Before you apply 

Dates, fees and venues

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How to apply

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